Vineyard: Garey

OwnerGlenn Bianchi
AppellationSanta Maria Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Ken Brown Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 656 cases, pH 3.71, TA 0.56, $35. Magnums available. Sourced from Rio Vista Vineyard, Garey Vineyard, Nielson Vineyard, Sierra Madre Vineyard and Buena Terra Vineyard. 53% from Santa Maria Valley and 47% from Sta. Rita Hills. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black cherries, ripe berries and echoes of oak. Very tasty black cherry core with hints of red hard candy and spice and an earthy undertone. A very approachable mid weight offering with mild tannins and a silky mouth feel. Almost weightless. You won’t find a better AVA blend in the marketplace. Score: 91. Reviewed November 9, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 small + tall “Little Joy” Garey Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $48. Clone 777. 100% de-stemmed, 4 to 6-day cold soak, native fermentation, aged 16 months in French oak barrels (0% new). · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Embracing aromas of cherries and berries with a compliment of oak. Relatively light in weight but quite flavorful, featuring red fruits brought to life with juicy acidity. Quite expressive, particularly on the lengthy finish. Plenty of Pinot singing in this wine. Score: 91. Reviewed November 22, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Brophy Clark Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.61, TA 0.62, 300 cases, $24. Sourced from the Garey Vineyard originally planted by Robert Mondavi Winery in 1998 (Dijon 115, 667 and Pommard clones), and the Goodchild Vineyard (clone 667). Aged 18 months in French oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of dark cherries, brier and spice. Middleweight flavors of dark red cherries and berries with soft tannins and a tart cherry finish. Good (+). Reviewed July 23, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2007 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Garey Ranch Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.2% alc.. Primarily clone 777. · The nose is quite savory with scents of soy and oak. Pleasing core of berry and plum fruit encased in soft, dry tannins. Good. Reviewed March 11, 2010 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Kenneth Volk Vineyards Garey Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

Barrel sample. This vineyard appears to be a gem. I recently enjoyed the Bianchi Pinot Noir from this same vineyard. · Showing quite nicely at this early stage with intense blackberry and black cherry fruit augmented with deft use of oak. Reviewed March 23, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Kenneth Volk Garey Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

$48. This vineyard was planted in the late 1990s to be the premier vineyard of the Robert Mondavi Corporation’s Santa Maria Valley holdings. It is named for the tiny township of Garey on Foxen Canyon Road adjacent to the vineyard. Sourced from a vineyard block planted to clone 777. · This wine has been big and intense in the past, but this vintage is toned down. Discreet spicy cherry nose with a serenade of juicy and ever-expanding red and blue fruit flavors. This one has the full arsenal. Check for future release date. Reviewed July 7, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »

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2005 Bianchi Signature Selection Garey Vineyard Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $25. · This wine wows you from start to finish. Great scent of fresh, ripe strawberries, raspberries and brown spice. Lovely deep flavors of strawberry jam, Damsel plums, vanilla, root beer, toast and spice. Nice full mouth feel without flabbiness. Balance is spot on. A generous and fruity Pinot that is everything one could hope for. Share this one with your lover. Reviewed March 3, 2008 WINERY » ARTICLE »